Certificate in Cross-Border Cultural Issues in Business

(Non-degree)

The Certificate in Cross-Border Cultural Issues in Business is offered to International students to prepare them to meet business, writing, and language prerequisites for the George Fox University full-time MBA program.

Certificate Requirements

In order to complete the Certificate of Cross-Border Cultural Issues in Business, students must:

  • Satisfactorily complete the curriculum plan identified below with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above.
  • Achieve no grade lower than a C in any of the courses in the curriculum plan

Required Courses (24 credit hours)

Accounting is the language of business. This course provides an introductory overview of accounting from a user perspective. Its purpose is to give students a basic understanding of the logic behind the principles of accounting, enabling them to prepare, read, analyze, and interpret financial statements for the purpose of decision making. Prerequisite: BUSN 110 and Sophomore standing or above.
Statistical procedures with applications in management and economics. Emphasis on the development of a basic knowledge of the statistical tools available for analysis of problems and decision making. Prerequisites: MATH 180 College Algebra or higher math course, or an SAT math score of 620 or higher or an ACT score of 28 or higher.
An introduction to the macro aspects of the social science concerned with the allocation of resources. Consideration is given to the fundamental principles of the economy as a whole, dealing with economic data, behavior, and theory at the aggregate level of the economy. The course studies topics such as government spending, taxation, and monetary policies, as well as events and issues in the global economy. ECON 211 and ECON 212 are complementary courses; however, it is preferred that ECON 211 be taken first.
An introduction to the finance function of a business entity. Specific topics to be studied include capital budgeting, cost of capital determination, sources of financing, leverage and its effect on the profits and risk of business, and managing the asset mix and capital structure of a business. Prerequisites: ACCT 271 Principles of Financial Accounting, ACCT 272 Principles of Managerial Accounting (may also be a co-requisite), ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics and college level statistics course 200 level or higher. Students who've taken PSYC 240 or SOCI 340 must also complete MATH 150 or higher, or have a SAT math score of 620 or higher or have an ACT score of 28 or higher.
The importance of thinking globally and understanding the legal, technological, political and economic differences that affect business practice are explored through readings and projects. The focus is on the global changes that are impacting national sovereignty, regionalization, and the balance of economic and political power. Prerequisites: ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics and MGMT 260 Principles of Management.
This is a writing and research capstone class for international students completing their first year at George Fox University in the 3+1+1 MBA program. This course provides a platform for the student to complete a formal, academic research thesis in English by selecting a research topic, developing a research plan, researching and identifying supporting materials, conducting original research related to the U.S. business environment and completing the final written thesis and presentation. Prerequisite: For students in Certificate in Cross-Border Cultural Competency program
This is a writing and research capstone class for international students completing their first year at George Fox University in the 3+1+1 MBA program. This course provides a platform for the student to complete a formal, academic research thesis in English by selecting a research topic, developing a research plan, researching and identifying supporting materials, conducting original research related to the U.S. business environment and completing the final written thesis and presentation. Prerequisite: For students in Certificate in Cross-Border Cultural Competency program
A study of the theory and practice of management. The course involves discussion and application of areas such as social responsibility, strategy, problem solving, communication, change, job performance, and financial/operational controls. Prerequisite or Co-requisite of BUSN 110 Introduction to Business

 

BUSN 240 or ECON 211 - If an equivalent course for  has already been taken in the student’s home university,  the student may take an elective course in the College of Business. Electives must be pre-approved by the MBA program director.